OBITUARY

Clarence Henry Wood

March 23, 1933May 14, 2018

Clarence H Wood (aka Hank, Woody), age 85, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, May 14, 2018 after a brief illness with his family at his side. He was born in Sidney Center, NY on March 23, 1933 to Clarence Gerald and Ruth Finch Wood. After graduating from Sidney High School in 1951 he married the love of his life Doris Dow on June 29, 1952. He was soon drafted into the US Army and served his country in the Korean War. Upon returning from his service duty in 1955 he returned to Scintilla Magneto Company/Amphenol Aerospace until his retirement in 1987. He was a “jack of all trades” and could build, fix or repair anything. He was active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sidney Volunteer Emergency Squad, VFW and led the VFW Post 4287 Military Honor Guard for many years. His love and compassion for all people was evident in everyone he met. Throughout their marriage, Hank and Doris welcomed three beautiful daughters who were his pride and joy. Each time spent in the company of his family gave him great pleasure and happiness. After spending most of his life in the Upstate New York area, he relocated to Orlando, FL where he has lived since 1992. In addition to his wife, Doris he is survived by his daughters, Cindi (Don) McIlvenna, Pam (Ken) Barton and Debbie (John) Donohue, grandchildren, Heidi Williams, Joe McIlvenna, Heather Barton, Lucas Barton and Adam Barton and several great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brother Donald Wood, sisters Anita Gregory and Rosemary Wood. A funeral mass will be conducted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Good Shepard Catholic Church at 10:00 AM. Interment with military honors immediately following at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Orlando, FL. Clarence had love and compassion for his fellow veterans. Donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans https://www.dav.org/

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon him. And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Interment Wednesday, May 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Clarence Henry Wood

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY

receive updates when new memories are posted

RECEIVE UPDATES
Stella Malone

July 31, 2018

I just learned of your loss and am so very sorry. My prayers go out for you and your entire family.

Barb Herndon

June 16, 2018

I was very sorry to hear of Woody's passing. He and Doris were always at the VFW, and always so friendly. Woody contributed a lot to the VFW and although I haven't been to the Post for a few years due to my health situation, I will miss not seeing him anymore. Thank you for your service to our country and rest in peace. You were a very special and wonderful person. Prayers for Doris and the family.

Geri Egan

May 28, 2018

My sincerest condolences go out to the family. May Hank rest in eternal peace and the family be comforted by the memories of a good man, husband, father, and grandfather.
With Love,
Geri Egan

FROM THE FAMILY